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30 Prinsessegracht
Den Haag, ZH, 2514 AP
Netherlands

Museum Meermanno | Huis van het boek (vroeger Meermanno-Westreenianum) is het oudste boekenmuseum ter wereld. Het is gevestigd in het voormalige woonhuis van de stichter van het museum Willem Hendrik Jacob baron van Westreenen van Tiellandt (1783-1848) aan de Prinsessegracht in Den Haag en richt zich op het geschreven en gedrukte boek in al zijn vormen, in heden en verleden. De ontwikkeling van de vormgeving van zowel oude als moderne boeken staat daarbij centraal.

Open Monumentendag 2017 (EN)


Open Monumentendag 2017

Saturday 9 September

On Saturday 9 September you can visit Museum Meermanno | Huis van het boek for free during the Open Monumentendag! Come and experience how monks in the Middle Ages copied books with a quill. 

WHEN

On Saturday, you are welcome from 12.00 to 16.30. You do not have to make a reservation.

PRICES

Please note: you can only visit Museum Meermanno on Saturday September 9th for free. Please check here for our normal entrance fees.  

The workshop is free for visitors to the museum

Facade of Museum Meermanno | Huis van het boek, foto: Frank Jansen

Facade of Museum Meermanno | Huis van het boek, foto: Frank Jansen

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More about the museum building

After the death of its resident Baron van Westreenen in 1848, his house became a Museum for his collections of books, manuscripts, paintings and antiquities. The Baron had been a collector from an early age and had managed to add numerous books from his cousin Johan Meerman’s collection to his own. To honour both Meerman’s and his own collection, he stipulated in his will that the name 'Museum Meermanno- Westreenianum' was to be put on the building’s façade. Museum Meermanno has an original eighteenth – and nineteenth-century interior. The walls of the rooms on the ground floor are covered with eighteenth-century hand printed wallpaper.

Detail of the hand printed wallpaper at the ground floor.

Detail of the hand printed wallpaper at the ground floor.